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Alan Lambert

Host of Big Band Saturday Night

Alan Lambert has been a Tulsa area broadcaster for more than 52 years. He began his career while still a 16-year-old junior at Will Rogers High school. He worked as an on-air DJ at what was to become KMOD (97.5 fm) and KAKC (1300 am).

Later, as a 19-year-old radio program director for 1270 am while attending the University of Tulsa, he moved to the next chapter of his on-air life. In 1964, he joined KVOO television and radio. After briefly working on the television production crew, he was hired as part of the TV announcing staff at Channel 2 (while serving as a part-time DJ upstairs at 1170 radio.) In 1966, he was offered a chance to produce and serve as the air personality for his own daily children’s television show. He portrayed a fantasy astronaut, Captain Alan. His spaceship sidekick was a robot named Oom-A-Gog. That television act lasted for nearly three years.

Next, after serving several years as a television weathercaster for Tulsa’s Channel 2 and anchoring the evening radio news for KVOO Radio, he became assistant news director for the combined department. In 1971, Alan became news director for 50-thousand watt Big Country, KVOO (1170 am). He held that position for 20 years. At the same time, he worked in the weather department of Tulsa’s Channel 8 with Travis Meyer in 1986. KVOO-FM was added to his radio company, First Stuart Corporation in 1987. He was employed by KVOO television and/or radio for 27 years.

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10:40 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Big Band Saturday Night's Annual Holiday Show

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This week on Big Band Saturday Night, join us for our annual Holiday Show! Traditional songs and plenty of swing...

Be listening at 8 o'clock Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5-1.

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2:34 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Vaudeville Veteran Mack Gordon on Big Band Saturday Night

This man wrote the lyrics for some of the top songs of the World War II and the swing era.  Vaudeville veteran Mack Gordon penned the words to Chattanoogia Choo Choo, You'll Never Know, Patti Page's With My Eyes Wide Open and Glenn Miller's top selling, "At Last".

His story and his music this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night. Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5.

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9:53 am
Thu December 5, 2013

72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor on Big Band Saturday Night

USS Arizona memorial
Jerry Garrett

This Saturday marks the 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Join us on Big Band Saturday, December 7th, for this special show. The musical memories of that fateful time including seasonal recordings and other hits of the World War II years.

Listen at 8 o'clock Saturday night on 89.5.

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5:45 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Benny Goodman Band singers on Big Band Saturday Night

This week on Big Band Saturday Night: The singers of the Benny Goodman band! From Helen Forrest to Billie Holiday to Dick Haymes. Join us at 8 o'clock on Public Radio 89.5.

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8:28 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

A Grand Thanksgiving on Big Band Saturday Night

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This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, we celebrate Thanksgiving! Songs featured from Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Judy Garland, and Cab Calloway. A tasty show, to get your holidays started the right way! Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5.

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9:22 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Sammy Davis, Jr. featured on Big Band Saturday Night

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He was a dancer, a singer, an actor and Rat Pack comic... Sammy Davis, Jr is in the spotlight this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night! Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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10:47 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Rare Recordings on Big Band Saturday Night

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This week a great variety of your favorites and some truly rare recordings on Big Band Saturday Night! Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, The Mills Brothers and Benny Goodman...songs you either have not heard or have not heard them in a long time...

Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5, Big Band Saturday Night with Alan Lambert!

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6:43 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Grammy Award Winner Tony Bennett on Big Band Saturday Night

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Hi Alan Lambert here! This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night...a tip of our hat to multi Grammy Award Winner Tony Bennett for his efforts in music education. Also some great tunes from artists like: Dean Martin, Michael Buble', Louis Armstrong, Les Brown, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw!

Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5, Big Band Saturday Night.

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5:24 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Jazz Piano Man Eddie Heywood Center Stage on Big Band Saturday Night

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Hi Alan Lambert, Big Band Saturday Night on Public Radio Tulsa.

Join me Saturday night at 8 o'clock as jazz piano man Eddie Heywood will take the center stage! From those days recording with Big Crosby and Billie Holiday to hits like "Soft Summer Breeze" and "Canadian Sunset". Plus, I'll have some recordings you may NOT have heard with Eddie.

8 o'clock on 89.5. Join us!"

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10:16 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Top Swing Tunes from 1941 to 1945 On This Week's Big Band Saturday Night

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Alan Lambert here for Big Band Saturday Night! The top swing tunes of September from 1941 to 1945...the World War II years! Bing Crosby to Perry Como to Glenn Miller! Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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